Applying false eyelashes on curly lashes can be tricky. Before attempting to apply false lashes, it is important to ensure your lashes are prepped and ready. This involves making sure your lashes are clean and free from dirt, oils, and makeup. It is also important to curl your lashes for a seamless look.
Preparing your lashes is an essential step in the application process, so be sure to take the time to do this properly.
Gather the necessary materials
Gathering the necessary materials for applying false eyelashes on curly lashes is the first step in perfecting the look. You will need:
- A pair of scissors
- Either a tweezer or a lash applicator
- Your false eyelashes
- Individual lash glue or glue strips
- Small lashes to use as fillers
- Makeup remover solution
It’s also helpful to have uncurling tools such as eyelash curlers and silicone pads that help create an ergonomic cushion for applying the lashes. Arranging all of these products in front of you before you start can be extremely beneficial.
Cleanse your face and lashes
Applying false eyelashes to curly lashes requires extra preparation in order to achieve a smooth and natural look. Before you begin, remove all makeup and wash your face with a gentle cleanser. Use lukewarm water and circular motions when rubbing the cleanser onto your skin; this will prevent pulling and tugging which can damage lashes. This is also an ideal time to clear any excess oil from the skin that may be clogging up the pores. Curly lashes are naturally oilier than straight ones and must be kept as clean as possible for optimum lash adhesion.
After washing, use a damp washcloth or cotton pad to gently remove all traces of the cleanser. Pat the area dry instead of rubbing, again in order to avoid damaging delicate curl patterns. Apply toner next if desired; this will help keep bacteria away while also delivering some extra hygiene benefits. Finally, rinse with cool water one more time; cool temperatures can reduce redness and puffiness around the eyes while also cooling off overly-hot face temperatures after cleansing or toning.
Applying the False Lashes
Applying false lashes can be tricky, especially for those with curlier natural lashes. Since the false lashes should be able to adhere to the individual lashes, it is important to take some extra considerations when it comes to curly lashes.
In this section, we’ll discuss the best tips and tricks for applying false lashes on curly lashes:
Measure the false lashes against your lash line
Before you apply your false lashes, it is important to take the time to measure them in relation to your own lash line. It’s essential that your false lashes finish before the end of your lash line, as their length should never exceed the length of your natural lashes. Holding the lashes up against your eye can help gauge their size and where you should stop when cutting them for a customized fit.
Cut them from the outer corner only; cutting from the inner corner can cause an unnatural look and pull down on your eyelid once applied. Once trimmed to size, use a cotton swab or spoolie brush to blend any visible cut lines for seamless application.
Trim the false lashes if necessary
Before applying false lashes, you should always check to see how long the false eyelashes are in comparison to your natural eyelashes. It’s important that the false eyelash not be too long and intimidating for your eye shape in order to create an aesthetically pleasing look.
To ensure your false lashes stay hidden beneath larger curly lashes, you may want to trim them at the outer corner of your eye. The best way to do this is by holding the lash up like you would when applying it, and then snipping off a small section from the outside end with small scissors (usually about one-third of an inch). Take caution not to trim too much as it can leave your lashes looking unevenly cut.
After trimming, ensure that both sides of the lashes have been cut evenly and lay them aside until they are ready for application.
Apply lash glue to the false lashes
Applying lash glue to the false lashes is an essential step in the process of applying false eyelashes on curly lashes. To apply the glue, insert the lash strip onto a mirror, tip of a makeup brush or even your fingertip with the curve side facing up. Place lashes as close to your natural lash line as possible for a seamless look.
Take a small amount of glue on one finger and carefully spread it across the entire lash base all the way from end to end. This will help secure and hold each individual lash in place for longer wear. Allow about 30 seconds for the glue to set so that it won’t accidentally come off when you press your lashes into place against your natural lashes. After that, you are ready to apply!
Place the false lashes close to the lash line
When you’re ready to put on the false lashes, make sure the inner corners line up with the start of your natural lashes and that the length of the false lashes does not extend past your own. Once you have placed them close to the lash line, use your fingers or a tweezer to adjust them so they sit right at the base of your natural set of lashes. Make sure that they are glued as close as possible and press them firmly.
Next, use an eyelash applicator or two cotton swabs to press down along the lash line until all gaps between your own lashes and false ones are filled in. If some glue has seeped out from underneath, wait until it dries before cleaning it away with a cotton swab soaked in oil-free makeup remover.
Secure the false lashes with tweezers
Getting the perfect false lashes can be a challenge, particularly when you have curly lashes. When applying the false eyelashes, it’s important to make sure they stick firmly in place and don’t come off during the day. To help with this, use tweezers to secure them ensuring that they are applied tightly against your own lashline.
- First of all, trim them if necessary so that the length is in proportion to your own eye size and shape. Hold each lash strip up to your eye as a guide for length – usually you should trim from the outer edge working inward. Remove any excess glue from the band of the false lashes too before you begin applying them.
- Now use tweezers to hold each end of the lash strip and then pinch together so the ends overlap slightly with one another – this will help ensure that they sit close to your own eyelash line for a more natural look. Make sure there is no gap between not just at either end but also along its length too! Any gaps will allow light in so it doesn’t create an even line across your eyes like you want it!
- Gently press down at opposite ends with your fingers as well as using tweezers where necessary to ensure that they stick on tightly because once you release pressure they should stay firmly affixed into place!
Once you’ve applied the false lashes and the glue has set, you’ll want to make sure you complete the look with the perfect finishing touches. This can be especially tricky when dealing with eyelashes that are naturally curly.
Let’s explore some of the tips and tricks you can use in order to perfect your application of false eyelashes on curly lashes:
Curl your natural lashes
Before you begin applying your false eyelashes, you should ensure your natural lashes are properly prepared. To create the most natural-looking finish, begin by curling your own lashes to match the curl of the false lashes. Use a curler that’s tailored for eyeshape and gently squeeze the lashes twice; once at the base of the eyelid, and again mid-lash to create a beautiful long-lasting curl. Make sure to take extra care when selecting a curler and using it on your delicate eyes.
Apply mascara to blend your natural lashes with the false lashes
Before applying false eyelashes, apply a thin layer of mascara to blend your natural lashes with the false lashes. If your lashes are naturally curling, it may look unnatural to just attach the false eyelashes without this blending step. Use light, downward strokes while applying the mascara to keep your lashes from getting too clumpy. Start at the root working towards the tips of your natural lash line as needed. This also serves to create a stronger adhesion platform for when you apply the false eyelashes later on. Wait until fully dry before applying the falsies.
Add additional glue to secure the false lashes
One of the most important steps in applying false eyelashes to curly lashes is to ensure that the lashes have been adequately secured with glue. Once you have placed each strip of false lashes around the lash line, it is important to run a thin line of glue along the base of the lash line again to ensure that maximum security and staying power are achieved. Applying glue a second time will also help prevent any gaps from occurring between your false and natural lashes.
If you press down gently with an applicator or your fingertips at this stage, you can also help create a more seamless look where it appears as if there are no visible demarcations between your natural and false eyelashes.
Use a cotton swab to clean up any excess glue
Once your false eyelashes are on, use a cotton swab to clean up any excess glue that may have been applied in the process. This will help keep the lashes looking neat and make them last longer. You can also use a tweezer to press the lashes down onto your natural lash line, helping them to blend in better. Take care not to pull too firmly or you may damage or remove the lash strip.
If you notice some of the false lashes are still sticking out, apply a few layers of mascara over them to blend them in with your natural lashes. This will help cover up any gaps that remain between your natural and false eyelashes. Additionally, you can apply a small amount of eyeliner along your lash line to conceal any differences between your falsies and curl up any remaining straight lashes if necessary. With these finishing touches, you’ll be sure to rock that glam look!